Originally Posted by pjinca
I am considering a switch from Dish to Surewest due to the savings for bundling (I have phone and internet). Are the earlier problems mentioned in this thread regarding HD quality with the introduction of MediaRoom been resolved? Since there has been little traffic on this thread, I am wondering if it has gotten better or if folks have given up.
As far as picture quality, I believe it will be equal or better than Dish... I don't think that
was really the issue when we talked about our quality going down. The quality before the transition to MediaRoom was stellar, second-to-none. Have you seen KOVR, Channel 13 over-the-air in HDTV with a good, reliable signal? If so, that is the type of quality we were accustomed to prior to the change over. I chose KOVR for my example because they do not use any sub-channels and the entire ATSC bandwidth is dedicated to one HDTV stream. After the transition, they compressed the signal to about the quality of traditional cable or satellite. THAT
is why we complained about picture quality; we had something FAR superior to the rest and now have to settle on being only slightly better. That lack of commenting has been due to people becoming accustomed to it. I just moved from one location to another in Roseville, fiber customer in both locations, and it was a no-brainer for me to stick with SureWest after the move. I only get my Internet and video service through SureWest, I've had Vonage since 2003, through several moves. When it comes to Internet, nothing in the area compares to the speed and reliability of SureWest for the same ballpark price.